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Cottonwood Heights Journal

Brighton Ski Resort And Canyons School District Come Together For Fun

Feb 06, 2015 12:10PM ● By Marci Heugly

Community members take advantage of past Ski-n-Shred events at Brighton Ski Resort. Photo courtesy of Laura Minson

Cottonwood Heights and Holladay residents live next to some of the best mountains and snow in the world. Canyons School District officials want to make it more accessible by bringing the price down for three days this season.

With its Ski-n-Shred program, anyone in the community can ski at Brighton for only $25. The first date was on Jan. 17. On the remaining dates of Feb. 21 and March 21, skiers and snowboarders can take the district’s coupon to the Brighton Ski Resort ticket office and get an evening ski pass for $25. Extra coupons can be found at

“Anyone from the community can come enjoy the snow from 4 to 9 p.m. There are beautiful, lit tracks for skiing, and everyone can come enjoy the evening,” said Laura Minson, Canyons Education Foundation partnerships and volunteer coordinator. “This is something that the community loves and something we love to be able to offer.”

While the program offers discounted skiing to the community, it also affords an opportunity to build the foundation. For every ticket purchased with the coupon, the Canyons Education Foundation gets $3 back.

“This is our sixth year of doing this, and we’ve raised a couple of thousand dollars, which goes back to funding the initiative of the foundation, which is to enhance the educational experience for our students,” Minson said.

“We developed the Ski-n-Shred program because we love to be involved in the community,” she added. “We want to give back.”